live from Atlanta
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Seems like yesterday when he was slamming the school after Amaker was let go. My how times change.
Jay Bilas would've picked Louisville 8 times
Is it just me or is the navigation of mgoblog really slow?
anyways, LET'S GET HYPE!
they pointed out how Siva gets into foul trouble. If Burke can get him to commit a couple early fouls, then they will feel the absence of Ware.
I think our guards have to treat Smith and Siva like they have 4 fouls.
L'ville admitted they went zone at the beginning of the Wichita St. game to protect those guys and try to shorten the game. The goal was to be in the game with 30 minutes to play, then attack.
I'm not saying they're going to do that vs. us, but we have to take advantage of any lack of aggressiveness.
It's probably not exactly safe for me to drive home this amped up.
I should have taken the day off
It's going to be a very rough, win or lose
THIS IS THE LONGEST DAY EVER
My three favorite Michigan sports are football, hockey, and basketball. I've seen the first two come right to the brink where I think they're going to win the national title. Football in 2006-2007 loses at Ohio just barely in the biggest game of the year. Hockey in 2010-2011 loses the national championship game in OT.
I want to believe we can win, but I have the experience of pain holding me up. I hope we break through
To not remember both a hockey and football NC
Just never cheered for Michigan till I was a freshman in 06. I actually remember watching the 97 rose bowl and wanting Wazzu to win. What a foolish child I was
Rick Patino's Staten Islandness already bothers me.
That is all.
Patino had verbally taken the UofM job in 2000? Huh
...I see you're new here?
Yes, he verbally accepted and backed out.
I feel like I'm 106 years old...my joints are stiff, muscles tense and nerves shot.
It's only 7:40.
"Some fans have taken to calling the school Mitchigan"
Jalen Rose - "I don't know about all that." lol
It is amazing when you think Rose is 1 inch shorter than Mitch!
...but he never actually says anything.
Please win guys. Please. I'm tired of having painful losses in championship games.
Hockey has killed me recently.
Oh yeah? That hockey NC? On my birthday. Guess what else is coming up for this championship game?
Lets abolish OT games in the NCAA tournament. I have night terrors about them
Two hours away! From me heading to work and missing the game...
If someone tells me the score tonight at work I cannot be held responsible for my actions...
...and I still have my trolls.
Come out, come out...wherever you are!
It must've been invented to kill hours of time like this...
REALLY?! COME ON!! THATS IT?!
Aw lawd.....here we go again......
liveblog up now peeps
Wait a second.........Jalen and Jimmy never said Webber wasn't gonna be there....
I lost track of how many times dickie v said "unbelievable." Good thing I didn't turn that into a drinking game...
Man, I've been watching a lot of the pre game stuff all day and I'm so sick of guys like Seth Greenberg, Bilas, etc., talking about how great Louisville is and the different defenses they deploy and as they're explaining things about how the game will go and you could almost tell they're not believing what they're saying and they picked Louisville early and they're sticking with it.
Annoying as hell, we are gonna win this game and there's a damn good chance we run this team out of the gym, we are the better team, especially with Mitch emerging.
Michigan 85 Louisville 73
National Champions for 2013!!!
Only kid in the gym shooting right now...that's awesome.
...last post for me. GO BLUE!!!
Good luck to everyone, I'll see you all in one of the POSBANG threads in about 3.5-4 hours!
He may be the worst college basketball coach to every have a major job in history.
Other than Ellerbe.
That is completely insane
They had spent most of yesterday speaking of how consistant Lousiville had played and how Michigan had falled apart in the second half. Not considering standard momentum shifts, our free throw percentage looking pretty bad and Syracuse coming out extra hard, I am not quite sure falling apart is quite accurite. On the other hand, Lousiville was down 12 points before getting fired up again and roaring back to the lead yet still keeping it close. One controversal call later and its Lousiville ball again to add a few points and kill off the clock. Watching both games, as I am sure we all - if not every expert as well - have, I don't really find all the Louisville bias refreshing in any way. Not because I don't dislike (double negative) the Big East or Louisville or because I like Michigan, but the matchup really actually seems rather good. Especially considering that Louisville had to have said rally against 9-seed Shockers, who admitedly did a fantastic job up to that point, but no one really expected to get that far. We, on the other hand, faced off against 4-seed Syracuse, whos crazy zone scheme was messing with everyones heads and feet and causing them to do the competition like flies. Just sayin. ESPN really needs to stop the hatin and just call out nice facts, stats, and maybe some predictions without going too far over the top
Go blue from the dome!
I haven't posted in the OPEN thread all Tournament so I'm not going to now...
But I had to vent to someone, a few halftime thoughts.
#1 Spike, yes.
#2 These refs are a fucking JOKE...everything is not a jump ball, McGary got undercut almost into the basket, L'ville is grabbing and holding...which is fine, but don't call the same thing on Michigan
#3 Coach B was almost perfect in that half, but leaving LeVert on Hancock was a HORRIBLE idea. We should've moved THJ to guard him, he has a much better court awareness. LeVErt is always looking behind him to see where the screen is coming from rather than guarding his man.
All in all, awesome game, kind of a joke in a few ways...but we're up 1 and we're 20 minutes away from cutting down the nets.
LET EM HANG!